Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Downtown LA Art Walk Video

This Thursday night is Downtown LA Art Walk night. Last month, Andre was the featured artist in the Lounge. Take a look at this cool video from the event that includes Andre's comments. And stop by the Downtown LA Art Walk website to get all the latest information each month!

Joe Moller
Executive Director, Downtown LA Art Walk

Andre Miripolsky

Petra Wright
Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts

Produced / Edited by Melvin C. Benson
Director of Photography: Mike Park
Music by Dan-O of

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Miripolsky Has Accepted the Pussy Cat Challenge

“The Pussy Cat Challenge”
Group Art Exhibition
 Sept. 13 through Oct. 13, 2013
 Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 13, 7-11pm
 Closing reception: Sunday, Oct. 13, 3-7pm

Art Share L.A.
 801 East 4th Place (at Hewitt St.), Los Angeles, CA 90013
 213 867-4278
"The PussyCat Challenge" is a satirical group exhibition at Art Share L.A. Curators Ted Meyer and Anna Stump invited more than 50 artists from Southern California to create artworks based on the theme of the pussycat, in a range of media from painting to photography to sculpture.

The exhibition playfully explores the concept of Art Show as Sporting Event. The artists have been divided into two teams, men vs. women. The curators chose the theme of “pussycat” to see how individual artists would respond conceptually, and how teams overall would tend (sexual or animal).

A panel of judges will score each artwork based on their own criteria. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team and individual artworks, including “Best in Show,” “Thickest Fur,” and “Fattest Cat.” Judges will include a veterinarian, a cat rescuer, a gynecologist, a sexologist, and various “Artworld Dignitaries.” All judging sheets will be made public. Viewers of the exhibition will also be invited to fill out their own scorecards.

The quality of visual art is generally considered based on personal preference—we “know good art when we see it.” However, successful Art depends on much more than the object. Making it as an artist depends on a complicated and seemingly arbitrary set of rules and hierarchies, including who you are, who you know, your education, your background, your usefulness, etc. Certain opinions in the Artworld matter much more than others. “The PussyCat Challenge” attempts to poke fun at this system by allowing non-Artworld judges to award prizes, making judging transparent, and acknowledging the absurdity of ranking works of art as if pigs at the county fair.

To view artworks, see the Facebook Event for the exhibition.

Please be advised that this exhibition contains sexually explicit artworks and may not be suitable for children. For more information write Ted Meyer: